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National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art. The building also has galleries showing the diverse natural history of Wales, as well as a journey taking you through the Evolution of Wales (with dinosaur displays) from the very beginnings of time to the present day.
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  • Average5%
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Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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Reviewed yesterday

fossils sculptures paintings . i find this stuff at many of the museums in cities ive visited . but it doesn't matter its all still interesting history . and i did a good couple of hours taking in this place . worth while having a...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As it is close to Christmas the Museum was quiet today. We were able to wander without crowds of people. Interesting exhibits and a great range of exhibits from Welsh porcelain to natural history. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we'd give this place a try for half term, not much as open and I got the impression it is still work in progress, worth a stop though. The Church murals are amazing and some really friendly guides to point out the less obvious

Thank WellTravelledAbroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came mainly for the David Hurn "swaps" photo exhibition which was fascinating, but also took a tour around some of the art and natural history exhibits. Very enjoyable and well worth visiting.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose, having been to the Natural History museum in London I'd been spoilt, for this is almost a reproduction, a poor man's museum.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum today and stayed about three hours, but could have stayed longer had time allowed. There is much to see and the exhibits are well presented. Some Natural History exhibits were being 'cleaned' and the staff doing this were happy to explain...More

Thank JPR000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short but great visit. Didn’t have long to spend unfortunately but there seemed plenty to see. Natural history, art etc. No entrance fee but voluntary contribution. Gift shop etc.. would visit again when I return to Cardiff

Thank RobCYorkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely smaller museum (compared to the London ones) with a wonderful collection of Welsh Art, pottery and porcelain. The art gallery features fabulous examples of non Welsh too e.g. Stanley Spencer, Poussin. Dinosaurs are here too. Interesting exhibitions are frequent, e.g. the Quentin Blake...More

1  Thank ikbrunel2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours wondering round looking at he exhibits. It was a cold, miserable November day and we just happened to come across the museum so decided to go in seeming as it was free. Fantastic how Wales offer this as FREE! If...More

1  Thank bev1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth to visit. Interesting displays of archeology, silver, porcelain, etc. Great picture gallery with works of Poussin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, etc.

Thank Mark D
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12 June 2017|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear nolanar, thank you for your enquiry, may I ask that you email post@museumwales.ac.uk and direct it at Nigel Williams, Visitor Services Manger, who will be able to consider your enquiry further.
Julie F
26 July 2016|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear Julie F I'm pleased to confirm we are indeed accessible. There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders to the rear of the Visitor Car Park, access via Museum Avenue. Blue Badge holders are entitled to free... More
27 July 2015|
Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Hi JoLou2014, The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central (Bus and Train Station). If you are on foot, then follow the signposts to National Museum. There are regular buses to the Museum from Cardiff Central, and the... More